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Anti-Russian sanctions benefit only US firms at Europe’s expense, says German politician

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Economic penalties against Russia target the European Union and are only beneficial to US corporations, according to Stefan Keuter, a German lawmaker from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. “Sanctions against Russia do not serve the interest of German companies, such Siemens or Pharmaceutical firms. Did they benefit from the penalties? What’s the use Read More

‘Applauding keeps your hands off the trigger’: Russia claps back at US Venezuela regime change rant

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Responding to the State Department “applauding” countries that sided with Washington’s regime-change efforts in Venezuela, the Russian Foreign Ministry said clapping is at least harmless and keeps the trigger-happy US hands busy. Applauding Malta’s decision to deny passage to Russian planes headed for Caracas, newly minted State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus called on all countries Read More

Russian finance minister calls for restoring economic & political ties between Moscow & Washington

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The general Health of the world’s economy is being dragged down by ongoing political and economic disputes between Russia and the United States, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said, urging to resolve the differences. Over the past several years there has been a sharp deterioration in relations between Moscow and Washington with many geopolitical experts Read More

Maduro reaches agreement with Red Cross on aid deliveries after ‘extraordinary’ meeting

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Caracas and the Red Cross have agreed to allow UN-sponsored humanitarian aid shipments into Venezuela, which has been grappling with shortages of medicine and basic supplies amid a severe economic crisis. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Wednesday that his government has been ironing out the details of the formal agreement with the International Committee Read More

‘Airstrikes’ & clashes: Libya’s Haftar forces claim control of Tripoli airport as rivals ‘bomb’ them

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Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces say they have taken full control over the former Tripoli International Airport, 34km from the city. It comes amid reports that the UN-backed government used airstrikes against his troops. Haftar ordered his Libyan National Army (LNA) to advance on Tripoli on Thursday, following years of rivalry with the UN-recognized government. Read More

Maduro places troops on high alert, accuses US of rehearsing new form of warfare in Venezuela

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Venezuela’s military has been placed on alert to pre-empt potential ‘unconventional’ warfare tactics by the US, which aims to overthrow the government with attacks on public services, President Nicolas Maduro has announced. “Venezuela is demonstrating to the world that it is a testing ground for new cybernetic, electromagnetic war weapons and a new war strategy, Read More

‘Venezuela won’t become 2nd Syria’: Lavrov sure S. America won’t back military invasion v. Maduro

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Tensions over Venezuela won’t escalate into a new Caribbean Crisis or turn the country into “a second Syria,” Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov has assured, bashing the US for treating the Western Hemisphere as its backyard. “We don’t accept the methods, with which the US is trying to improve the life of the Venezuelan people,” Lavrov Read More

It’s sad to see US diplomacy reduced to ultimatums and sanctions – Lavrov

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lamented the adversarial style of the current US policy towards Moscow, saying Washington shows no intent of seeking compromise contrary to what diplomacy is supposed to be about. “I don’t see anything coming from the US diplomatic corps except ultimatums and threats to impose sanctions unless the demands are met. Read More